9.10 installprob

Grizzly Real_Grizz_Adams at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Feb 18 20:11:24 UTC 2010

Hi All 

Newby here so please be patient

Having had a few probs with stuff going to the wrong place or been force to a 
duel boot (or not I been able to choose USB HD partion) turned OFF both IDE 
controlers in BIOS and ran the "install to harddisk" option from the Flash 
drive choosing tto install to largest contig free space on the main USB disk

It failed at the create Ext4 partion and exited

Now the odd bit

when I went back to BIOS to turn on the IDE controlers again they were both ON 
(yes I did save the settings first time or the USB stick could not have booted)

and in disk manager (XP-Pro) I had two new partions on my main drive (Swop and 
Ext4) both 240Gb insize

any ideas on why /  how or more important how to install to my External USB 
Hard drive WITHOUT the chance of effecting my main drives (short of pulling the 

dam cables)

I sometimes think that God, in creating man, overestimated His ability. 
--- Oscar Wilde


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